The Pittsburgh Pirates are losing two MiLB affiliates as of this post, the Morgantown, West Virginia Black Bears and the Bristol Pirates. Tell people you’re taking something they love away and sit back an wonder why they take it badly.
You know what they say about opinions right? Well, its absolutely true, but after you spend so much time critiquing and or commenting on the actions of a franchise, there comes a time when you have to put your path down on paper, or, virtual paper as the case may be.
The biggest problem with being positive about the Pirates is probably the simple fact that its always about the future.
The wake of the MLB season finally coming into sight instantly brings to the surface questions that have been there all along but now take center stage. It’s one thing to figure out how all the MLB clubs can get back to work, its another thing entirely to develop a way to continue to develop the members of every player not part of the 60-man squads.
Here in Pennsylvania, Governor Wolf put forth his plan for getting the state back in business. The wording is vague and the details inside are hardly the point. We’ve spent much time on this site and on the podcast talking about MLBs internal struggle to restart operations, but some of their largest stumbling blocks to return could very well be the individual states.